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MENTOR 1 Education Pioneers/ExED – Mentor Paper Terrance McKnight Teachers College – Columbia University December 14, 2010
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MENTOR 2 Education Pioneers/ExED – Mentor Paper Note: Education Pioneers (EdP) hired the author to work an internship for its partner, Excellent Education Development (ExED), an organization that provides backoffice support for charter schools in Southern California. The internship consisted of working at ExED daily; however, some days were spent with the staff and cohort of EdP in professional development workshops. Thus, the author will expound on both organizations in this paper. This past summer experience marked the fourth internship that I have been on in my professional career; I have also worked full-time for two years between attaining my undergraduate degree and my time here at Teachers College (TC). Thus, I must admit that I did not have any trouble acclimating to the professional environment, and knowing the small nuances of surviving in Corporate America. For example, knowing not to indulge in alcohol excessively at a networking event, or keeping your right hand free of food so that you can shake hands as needed. These skills were learned during my working career and during undergrad, when I had to take professional development courses as a part of my business administration program. So my first tidbit of advice would be to take advantage of the professional development services offered in the TC Career Services office. This would be my advice to anyone seeking an internship, especially those who matriculated to TC straight from undergrad. Specific to my internship experience as an educational research consultant at ExED, I
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